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Author Wilson, Emily Herring, author

Title The three Graces of Val-Kill : Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the place they made their own / Emily Herring Wilson
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (222 pages)
Contents The Hudson River Valley -- New York City and the new woman -- The decision to build the cottage -- The family vacation -- The love nest -- The way they lived -- Val-Kill as refuge -- A gift for friendship -- It's up to the women -- Val-Kill industries -- The Todhunter school -- The white house -- Arthurdale -- Change comes to Val-Kill -- Drifting apart and a tragic talk -- An exchange of letters -- Missing evidence -- After the storm
Summary This title examines the most formative period in Eleanor Roosevelt's life, from 1922 to 1936, when she cultivated an intimate friendship with Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, who helped her build a cottage on the Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park on the Roosevelt family land. Wilson takes care to show all the nuances and complexities of the women's relationship, which blended the political with the personal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Dickerman, Marion, 1890-1983.
Cook, Nancy, 1884-1962.
SUBJECT Cook, Nancy, 1884-1962
Dickerman, Marion, 1890-1983
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Cook, Nancy, 1884-1962 fast
Dickerman, Marion, 1890-1983 fast
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 fast
Subject Female friendship -- New York (State) -- Hyde Park (Dutchess County)
Feminism -- New York (State)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Female friendship
SUBJECT Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (N.Y.)
Subject New York (State)
New York (State) -- Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
New York (State) -- Hyde Park (Dutchess County)
Genre/Form Electronic books
collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781469635842